Saturday, January 28, 2012

Why I Will Vote For Ron Paul

Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul. All of these men believe in the historical America, where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are guaranteed by our Constitution, and free-market capitalism is the force that created the greatest economy in the world. I believe any of them will be better for our future than Barack Obama, who believes that bigger government and wealth re-distribution are the keys to establishing a fair and just utopian society here on the North American continent.

Romney - He is too willing to compromise and change positions to suit me. I believe, deep down, that Romney's primary reason for seeking office is power and the opportunity to create more wealth. He is a free-market capitalist, but I believe that he likes the deck to be stacked too much in his favor. Although running as an outsider, I believe that he would bring a lot of the same that we currently endure to Washington. I do believe that his election would improve the economic plight of Americans.

Gingrich - If the most important job of our President was to win debates, Gingrich would be my guy. However, even though God may have forgiven him for his moral failures, his character is not what I want to see in our President. As Noah Webster said, "In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular party of the candidate - look to his character." Gingrich has none. He also has made a living "working" with the establishment in Washington, sometimes we organizations of dubious reputation.

Santorum - I think he tried to please too many people in Pennsylvania, ended up pleasing no one, and lost his Senate seat. You must have convictions, i.e. "You have to stand for something, or you will fall for anything."

Paul - There is no question where Ron Paul stands on any of the issues. None. He has been singing the same songs in Congress for over 20 years. He is a Constitutional Conservative who loves and fights for liberty. His economic insight is almost frightening, having accurately predicted the housing bust and economic problems we are currently experiencing. He has a sound money policy.  He has a radical but rational plan to downsize government and shrink the deficit. His plan is to cut spending, not just reduce the speed of its growth. He clearly wants to return the US to a Constitutional Republic based on individual freedoms and individual responsibilities. He believes strongly in States Rights and the enumerated and limited powers of the Federal Government. He believes in a strong defense, but one used for defense, not offense. He believes in declared war when our nation is threatened. He does not believe that we should be the policeman of the world, or that it is our right or responsibility to interfere in the affairs of other sovereign nations. He will secure our borders, so that we can have a legitimate and legal immigration system. He is NOT in favor of the legalization of drugs, per se. He believes that there should be no Federal drug laws, but that States can enact those laws if desired. His philosophy is that individuals should be able to make their own decisions (individual freedom), and that laws should be made only in order to insure that everyone has equal access to those freedoms and opportunities.

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